Meatarian vs Carnivore - What's the difference?

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Meatarian is a synonym of carnivore.

As nouns the difference between meatarian and carnivore

is that meatarian is (rare) one who is not a vegetarian but eats meat while carnivore is any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.




(en noun)
  • (rare) One who eats meat.
  • * 1977 , Psychonomic Society, Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, Volume 10?
  • At the present, it appears that there is support for the notion that vegetarians respond (in a variety of ways) different from meatarians .
  • * 1984 , M Thomas Starkes, God's commissioned people?
  • Finally she divided the Hindu, Muslim, and Christian students into three categories: vegetarians, meatarians , and eggarians.
  • * 2004 , Kancha Ilaiah, Buffalo nationalism: a critique of spiritual fascism?
  • If India is defined as a nation of productive skills — of tilling land, of cutting crops — its holistic (meatarian and vegetarian) food culture, its symbols of civilization such as the pot, wheel, shoe, sculpture and so on — it belongs to the Adivasis, Dalits and OBCs.
  • (rare) A person who only eats meat.
  • Usage notes

    Primarily used to contrast with vegetarian, referring to people who eat meat (in addition to vegetables, not to their exclusion).


    * meatatarian * omnivore


    * vegetarian


    * carnivore




    (en noun)
  • Any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.
  • (label) A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.
  • (informal) A person who is not a vegetarian.
  • Usage notes

    Not all meat-eaters (e.g. meat-eating birds and fish) belong to Carnivora, and not all Carnivora are meat-eaters (e.g. giant panda). To avoid the confusion, a new term carnivoran has been introduced to mean "belonging to Carnivora".


    * meatarian, meatatarian (of people)

    Derived terms

    * obligate carnivore